Nashville Court Halts Release of Covenant School Shooting Records Amid Legal and Ethical Deliberations

Nashville, Tenn. — A Nashville judge has issued a ruling to temporarily withhold releasing any records related to last year’s tragic mass shooting at the Covenant School, where six individuals lost their livers. The ruling, delivered late Thursday evening, comes 14 months after various groups sought access to documents withheld by Metro Nashville in the aftermath of the devastating event. The court’s decision, articulated by Chancellor I’Ashea Myles in a detailed 60-page document, has stirred expectations of an appeal from at least one of the plaintiffs involved in the lawsuit. Myles identified the universal modern … Read more

Rising Opposition to Restrictive Covenant Agreements Sparks Federal and State Actions: Impact on Companies and Employees Revealed

MILWAUKEE, WI – The use of restrictive covenant agreements by companies to safeguard their business interests is facing scrutiny from federal and state governments. Despite bipartisan efforts in Congress falling short, federal agencies and state legislatures are actively pursuing measures to limit the implementation of such agreements. In 2016, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Department of Justice (DOJ) released their Antitrust Guidance for Human Resource Professionals, focusing on no-poaching and wage-fixing agreements that fall under antitrust law. This guidance allowed employers to defend their restrictive covenants by proving the necessity of protecting legitimate business … Read more